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2019 WHO’S THE BEST? FIND THE READERS’ CHOICE WINNERS INSIDE! GREAT AMERICAN CITIES THAT ARE JUST A SHORT FLIGHT AWAY THE ALLERGY CLINIC THAT’S CHANGING THE FACE OF ALLERGY TREATMENT IN CHARLOTTE


LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2019 PUBLISHER

Lyn Coaldwell | lyn.coaldwell@lifestylepubs.com George Zorrilla | george.zorrilla@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Emily Shea | emily.shea@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Lifestyle Letter WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BRING YOU OUR SECOND ANNUAL READER'S CHOICE ISSUE! This issue has been completely designed with you, our readers, in mind– and even with a little bit of your  help! Within this issue you will find our 2019

Roni Fishkin of Mann Travels, Noah Milliken and Emily Shea CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A., The Spa at Ballantyne, Lucky Dog Bark and Brew, Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte Dentistry, Simonini Homes, Piper Glen Animal Hospital, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Webb Orthodontics, Providence Day School, Charlotte Plastic Surgery and Paul Williams III

Readers' Choice Awards that were decided by you. This year's winners are a collection South Charlotte businesses and hard-working members of our community that did more than just make the cut. They made such a positive impact on you, that they topped the list after a round of nominations and voting. They are the "best of the best" so to say.  We also present you with two other exciting articles this month. But we're not giving anything away–you'll have delve a little deeper within our pages to see what those are. (But if you read the teasers on our front cover, you may have a slight idea of what you'll find.) I may be biased, but I'd say they're both worth a read. 

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As always, thank you for your continued support. We love our community.

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All the best,

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2019

FEATURES 16 The Allergenuity Concept How Allergenuity Health is setting the bar for allergy treatment in Charlotte.

20 Readers’ Choice 2019 Your votes are in and the Readers’ Choice 2019 results are here.

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30 Take Flight Great American cities that are just a short flight away.

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Healthy Lifestyle

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Realty Report

34 Lifestyle Calendar


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GOOD TIMES

Winter Wonderland at SouthPark Mall Fun was had by all at SouthPark Mall's Winter Wonderland this past holiday season. There was an open-air ice-skating rink, daily afternoon snowfall, holiday lights and decor, on-site concessions and holiday brews. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF PAUL WILLIAMS III. 

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Halifax Convention Chapter of NCDAR's Annual Christmas Luncheon Halifax Convention Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution donated over $3,400 for local veterans at their annual Christmas Luncheon. Their speaker, Chas Fagan, shared stories of his life as an artist. He has several high-profile commissions, including a statue of President Reagan in the U.S. Capitol and a sculpture of Rosa Parks in the Washington National Cathedral.

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Jazzy Holiday Gala The Harvey B. Gantt Center hosted its annual Jazzy Holiday Gala on Saturday, December 1, 2018,  at the Charlotte Convention Center’s Crown Ballroom. The  black tie affair  celebrated  all that makes the Gantt Center a cultural gem in Charlotte. PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE HARVEY B. GANTT CENTER.

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AROUND TOWN

CIAA MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT The

Central

Intercollegiate

Athletic Association (CIAA) will host its Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament  from February 25 until March 2, 2019, at the Spectrum Center in downtown Charlotte. The week of events will include 22 basketball games, Fan Fest, Super Saturday, educational programming, community engagement

events,

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PUBLIX COMING TO SOUTHPARK At the end of 2018, Publix signed a lease for a new store in SouthPark. The store will be located within SouthPark's future shopping center, The Colony, and is set to be 68,000 square feet, according to The Charlotte Observer.  Construction of the new Publix and The Colony is set to begin sometime in 2019. In addition to the new Publix, The Colony will have a boutique hotel, apartments, CONTINUED >

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Come out and enjoy a spectacular evening of yoga  every Wednesday at the Mint Museum beginning at 5:30 p.m. There are two classes; the first is from 5:306:30 p.m. and the second is from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Yoga is free for all Mint Museum members or a yoga class passport  can be purchased at ncyogabar.com.  The NC Yoga Bar is Charlotte's only pop-up yoga studio. They seek to challenge the traditional yoga studio environment by bringing yoga to local  breweries, restaurants, museums, parks and other Charlotte hot spots. Visit their website  ncyogabar.com  to view other locations where their yoga is offered. To become a member of the Mint Museum, visit mintmuseum.org.

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of focus is put on deepening doctor-patient relationships. Practice Executive, James Schroeder, and his team offer longer consultation appointments so that the patient’s questions can be explained and understood about medical conditions and treatment options. Allergenuity Health also takes care of patients between appointments. When it between appointments or anytime, James and his team will make sure you get an

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answer directly from your doctor. Also, your allergy care is determined by you and your doctor because Allergenuity Health is not contracted with any insurance company or large employer. Allergenuity Health offers a personalized Sublingual Immunotherapy (SLIT or allergy drops) treatment plan that uses traditional and innovative methods to work towards your Dr. Nikhila Deo Schroeder, M.D., M.Eng.

specific goals. This treatment plan has been used successfully for decades in Europe, but sparsely in the United States due to the lack of allergists exposed and trained on how to use

“Allergenuity Health’s physician, Dr. Nikhila Schroeder is a boardcertified allergist who has pursued SLIT for many years and is passionate about making this type of treatment available to everyone in the U.S.”

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BEST COSMETIC SURGEON

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Charlotte Plastic Surgery

Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates, P.A.

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Since 1923, Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat

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mier eye, ear, nose and throat care provider for adult

For almost 70 years, Charlotte Plastic Surgery has

and pediatric patients. CEENTA has more than 130 pro-

earned the respect of their clients through personal-

viders offering ophthalmology, otolaryngology, allergy

ized care and outstanding surgical outcomes. Today,

treatment, optical and contact lens services, sleep

their passion for excellence continues with a team

medicine, audiology, voice and swallowing, facial plas-

of six locally- and nationally-awarded surgeons

tics and radiology in its nearly 20 locations in Charlotte

who have more than 110 years of combined experi-

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ence. Offering the latest cutting edge procedures,

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expertly trained staff and genuine care for each individual, Charlotte Plastic Surgery is your destination

BEST ORTHODONTIST

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Webb Orthodontics

BEST DENTIST

Charlotte Dentistry 201 Providence Road, Charlotte 704.469.5208 charlottedentistry.com

BEST OPTICAL

2915 Coltsgate Road, Suite #102, Charlotte 704.364.7343

Best Optical

webb-orthodontics.com Webb Orthodontics is a family-centered orthodontic practice that prides itself on providing leading-edge technology in every aspect of patient care. The practice

As the area’s premier family dental practice since 1977

was founded by Dr. Michael Webb more than 35 years

and Charlotte’s largest top one percent  Invisalign

ago, and has since established a well-earned reputa-

provider, Charlotte Dentistry offers comprehensive

tion for excellence. They have received much praise

care for the entire family. The practice’s mission is

from the Charlotte community, including being voted

to make every patient feel like an honored guest.

Best Orthodontist in Charlotte by South Charlotte

Their standard of care starts with applying the scrip-

Lifestyle readers in the 2017 and 2018 Readers’ Choice

ture Matthew 7:12, “Treat others the way you want to

Awards. Webb  Orthodontics is also routinely recog-

be treated.” With sixteen doctors, they offer services

nized by orthodontic peers each year as being the best

ranging from routine cleanings to cosmetics and

and most advanced in the industry.

Invisalign® orthodontics for adults and teens.

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

BEST DERMATOLOGIST

CAROLINA DERMATOLOGY

Dr. Alicia Brown of Better Brain & Body 7221 Pineville-Matthews Road #400, Charlotte

10650 Park Road, Charlotte

704.752.8100

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carolinadermatology.com

Dr. Alicia Brown founded Better Brain & Body in

Carolina Dermatology provides high quality der-

2010. Her aim for excellence in patient care lead

matologic care to patients living in South Charlotte

her to become the first Board Certified Chiropractic

and the surrounding areas. The dermatologists

Neurologist in Charlotte in 2012. She has spent the

on staff at Carolina Dermatology are experienced

last several years creating a facility that combines the

in treating a full range of dermatologic problems,

most cutting-edge diagnostics and therapies with

including medical dermatology, dermatologic sur-

a team of heart-centered practitioners in a healing

gery and cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX® and

environment. She is also proud to announce the

Restylane®. In addition, Dr. Jerry Cooley, M.D., is a

Grand Opening of the Better Brain & Body Human

nationally recognized hair transplant surgeon and

Optimization Center, located in South Charlotte.

treats patients from all over the country. Most major health insurance plans are accepted.

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BEST REALTOR

Beth Smith Shuey of Keller Williams Realty 5925 Carnegie Boulevard, Suite 250, Charlotte 866.602.0451

BEST HOME BUILDER/REMODELER

Simonini Homes 501 E Morehead Street, Charlotte 704.333.8999 simonini.com The Simonini Homes Team continues to be a highly sought after home building and renovation company, building on their legacy as the only builder in the region to have won the coveted “Triple Crown” of builder awards, including National Builder of the Year, America’s Best Builder and winner of the

bethsmithhomes.com Beth

Smith

Shuey

is

a

Charlotte

native. Growing up near SouthPark, she enjoyed watching her city grow into a vibrant, economic powerhouse. In 1997, she decided to combine her love of Charlotte and her passion for helping others by becoming a realtor. She is client-focused and knows how to navigate the exciting, yet challenging process of buying and selling homes. Her Keller Williams team ranked No. 1 in North Carolina and South Carolina in both 2016 and 2017.

National Housing  Quality Award. The Simonini Team has found a way to master keeping up with trends while producing a timeless style.  

BEST DÉCOR AND FURNISHINGS

Restoration Hardware 6815-A Phillips Place Court, Charlotte 704.556.0180 restorationhardware.com Restoration Hardware is a luxury lifestyle market that sells furniture,  lighting, textiles, rugs, bathware, décor and outdoor goods. They are renowned for their unparalleled quality of products and the variety of timeless pieces they have to offer. There are a number of both RH galleries and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada. 

BEST LANDSCAPER/LAWN CARE

Charlotte Landscape and Patio

BEST HEATING/ COOLING/PLUMBING

Morris-Jenkins 13725 South Ridge Drive, Charlotte 704.357.0484

Charlotte, NC

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Morris-Jenkins

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plumbing

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have provided service in homes all over

vices in the Charlotte Metro area. Their experts have more than

the greater Charlotte area. As the largest

25 years of experience to ensure any outdoor living area is a

HVAC and plumbing service provider in

perfect paradise. They can create outdoor living rooms, outdoor

the region, Morris-Jenkins is a large com-

kitchens, open air patios, porches, outdoor fireplaces, fire pits,

pany with the heart of a small company.

retaining walls, water features, pavers, stone walkways, drive-

They offer same day service, evening and

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BEST DAY SPA/MED SPA

The Spa at Ballantyne 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte 704.248.4141 spaballantyne.com A relaxing escape is within minutes at The Spa at Ballantyne. With a menu inspired by nature, spa treatments are designed to nurture the mind and body through the use of ritualistic methods and healthy products in a calming environment. Choose from a selection of spa services, including massage, facial and body treatments, manicures, pedicures and hair salon services. Explore indigenous treatments like the Carolina Lavender Spa Collection, day spa packages, overnight spa packages and fitness experiences. Enjoy spa dining, pools, a eucalyptus steam room, saunas, whirlpools and lounges to complete your spa destination experience.

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BEST FINANCIAL AND WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Robert Rowell and The Team at  Wells Fargo Wealth Brokerage Services 4525 Sharon Road, Charlotte 704.442.6478 wellsfargo.com For more than three decades, Robert Rowell of Wells Fargo Wealth Brokerage Services  has used his lifelong passion for finance to make a difference in the lives of his clients. He specializes in cultivating solid, long-term relationships with high net worth individuals and their families. Robert and the team at Wells Fargo Wealth Brokerage Services understand that wealth brings

challenges

and

responsibilities.

He helps clients plan for their financial goals while balancing other components such as risk tolerance, tax-efficiency and multi-generational planning.

BEST LUXURY AUTOMOTIVE

Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte 950 N Polk Street, Pineville

Life Time Athletic Charlotte

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13725 South Ridge Drive, Charlotte

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Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte was founded on

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the belief that if customers are treated with respect,

Life Time Athletic Charlotte is a premier

integrity and honesty, then the customers will reward

health club and wellness center that

the dealership with their business. Their entire team of

houses their own fitness facilities, salon,

highly-trained, dedicated professionals is committed

spa and café. They offer studio classes,

to meeting the luxury automotive needs of their valued

including indoor cycle, yoga and pilates,

customers and they’re always focused on providing the

as well as kids classes, nutrition services,

utmost in customer satisfaction. Whether you’re pur-

metabolic assessments, personal train-

chasing a Mercedes-Benz or require expert care and

ing, boot camp events and more!

maintenance, they’re here to serve you.

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BEST HAIR SALON

Xander Hair Salon & Spa 11914 Elm Lane #150, Charlotte 704.900.7372 xandersalon.com Xander Salon & Spa is one of Ballantyne’s hidden gems. Serving an extremely diverse clientele, Xander’s professionals specialize in balayage, extensions, keratin smoothing treatments, relaxers, precision cutting, brow, makeup and skincare services. When Carol Alexander opened the doors of Xander Salon in 2009, she brought

Inspired by Community

a calm spirit and a fierce desire to provide a serene atmosphere where her guests could relax and become an even more polished version of themselves. Over the past five years, she moved into her present location and has added a dynamic team of seasoned professionals who share her vision.  

It’s time to think

locally

BEST JEWELER

Diamonds Direct SouthPark 4521 Sharon Road, Charlotte

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to deliver your message to the most affluent families in our community.

sions that allow them to create long-term relationships with their customers. The customer is why they exist. Therefore, they will listen, exceed their expectations and never say no. Diamonds Direct is a true direct diamond importer, cutting out all the middle man markups. Their focus is owning the right diamonds at the right value. Their  selection, education, warranties and guaran-

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BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Southminster 8919 Park Road, Charlotte 704.496.5471 southminster.org Southminster is a charitable non-profit community that was founded in 1987 by two local churches. They provide excellent healthcare, services and programming for individuals while improving and maintaining their quality of life through  independence, well-being, spirituality, dignity, privacy and peace of mind.

BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL

PROVIDENCE DAY SCHOOL 5800 Sardis Road, Charlotte 704.887.6000 providenceday.org Through an intentional TK-12 global curriculum, Providence Day prepares their students to be empathetic problem solvers and active global citizens. Their classrooms are places of discovery, where learning about diverse  cultures and shared experiences creates connections to a larger humanity.  They teach students to respect others, develop their communication skills and build their confidence so they can collaborate and lead in a world that is culturally diverse. They aim to instill a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity and a sense of social responsibility in each and every student. 26

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BEST INSURANCE AGENT

LIBERTY MUTUAL 13830 Ballantyne Corporate Place #100, Charlotte 704.551.6800 libertymutual.com At the Liberty Mutual office in Charlotte,

Where Business & Nature Meet Privately owned and operated, Lucky Clays Farm embodies the rustic beauty of North Carolina’s Central Piedmont. Our spacious location of over 500 acres, with versatile indoor and outdoor settings, provides a unique destination for your next private business function or corporate retreat. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer an experience unlike any other.

trained local agents can help you find the coverage you need and the discounts you deserve. For more than 40 years their office has proudly served North Carolina and South Carolina with a variety of plans for auto, home, renters, boat and  watercraft  and even antique and classic car insurance. 

BEST DESSERT/BAKERY

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES Uptown Location 601 S. Kings Drive, Charlotte 704.909.4577 nothingbundtcakes.com Matthews Location 1915 Matthews Township Parkway #1100, Matthews 704.413.3221 nothingbundtcakes.com Tega Cay 1143 Stonecrest Boulevard, Suite 105, Tega Cay, SC 803.547.0622 nothingbundtcakes.com “I grew up baking with my grandmothers since I was old enough to stand on the stool to help them,” says Tia Davis of local Nothing Bundt Cakes.  “I am from a very large Italian family and baking for holidays was a very important event that pretty much happened every weekend! Having the opportunity to own a franchise where we bake each and every cake in our own bakeries is something to be proud of. Each Bundt cake features a light, moist taste and fresh look, along with our custom decorations that are contemporary and different from any other. We offer 11 different flavors and sizes; from our mini Bundtinis to our personal size Bundtlets and cakes in all shapes and sizes that can serve six to 30 family members or friends!  We pride ourselves in using the highest quality of fresh ingredients to provide cakes that are moist and delicious.”

For more information, or to book your next corporate event, please contact us at 1-855-858-LUCK (5825) or visit our website at Luckyclaysfarm.com

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BEST FINE DINING

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Suite 170, Charlotte 704.552.5502 delfriscos.com

BEST CASUAL DINING

VIVA CHICKEN Ballantyne Location 12206 Copper Way, Charlotte 704.341.8174 vivachicken.com Elizabeth Location

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is an ultra-premium steakhouse providing a distinguished dining experience with personalized service in a breathtaking atmosphere. They offer  bold, delicious fare complemented by an expansive, award-winning wine list. Soaring windows with stunning views of the SouthPark area provide the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable dining experience and make for one of the most upscale restaurants in Charlotte. 

1617 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte 980.335.0176 vivachicken.com Park Road Location 4500 Park Road, Suite 100, Charlotte 980.999.5777 vivachicken.com Waverly Location 1641 Waverly Center Drive, Suite K1, Charlotte 980.225.7059  vivachicken.com Viva Chicken is a Peruvian rotisserie joint specializing in Pollo a la Brasa. Their menu is fresh, flavorful  and packed with  recipes that will transport your taste buds to the streets of Peru. Viva Chicken is not only hip and healthy, it’s quick and convenient, making it a great spot for dine-in or takeout. Their chicken is always fresh and never frozen. It’s  100 percent  natural and hormone-free, and is always cooked fresh in a hand-built, charcoal-fired oven imported from Lima, Peru.

BEST VETERINARIAN

Piper Glen Animal Hospital 6513, 5105A Piper Station Drive, Charlotte 704.541.7171 piperglenanimalhospital.com Piper Glen Animal Hospital is a full-service AAHA Certified veterinary, boarding and grooming facility located in southeast Charlotte. Their professional and courteous staff seek to provide the best possible medical, surgical and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

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BEST DOG CARE/GROOMING

Lucky Dog Bark and Brew Charlotte Location 2220 Thrift Road, Charlotte 704.333.4114 luckydogbarkandbrew.com Lake Norman Location  19607 Statesville Road, Cornelius 704.896.5550 luckydogbarkandbrew.com Steele Creek Location 13835 S Lakes Drive, Charlotte 704.583.4750 luckydogbarkandbrew.com Lucky Dog Bark and Brew is the area’s best dog park, kennel and  bar, all rolled into one.  Whether your dog is ready for a fun day of play in their amazing day care or needs a place to stay overnight while you are away, the staff at Lucky Dog is ready to love your pup just like you do! Their goal

When your outdoor project becomes too big for you, Wildwood Landscaping is ready to help. We have the expertise and the equipment to tackle the biggger jobs-selective clearing, tree removable, stump grinding and grading. Call us today for your free estimate and recommendations for your next landscaping project.

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MAKE THIS THE YEAR YOU VISIT SOME WONDERFUL PLACES THAT ARE LESS THAN THREE HOURS AWAY WITH A DIRECT FLIGHT! Chicago

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ARTICLE RONI FISHKIN OF MANN TRAVELS

Take Flight WE CHARLOTTEANS ARE PRETTY LUCKY. Living in the 704 affords us so many advantages, including close proximity to the beach and mountains for fun weekend trips. But we also have the benefit of a world-class airport with direct flights to so many destinations. Here’s a quick list of iconic American cities you can travel to–and when you bundle your flight and hotel with American Airlines Vacations, the process is easy and money-saving. Make this the year you visit some wonderful places less than 3 hours away with a direct flight! CHICAGO, ILLINOIS The Second City might be its nickname, but Chicago is tops when it comes to a weekend visit. The fabulous architecture can be viewed by a boat tour, there are dozens of museums and galleries  and the lake offers summertime boating and activities. Then there is the food–with more than 7,000 restaurants and award-winning chefs galore, Chicago is a top destination for a weekend trip any time of the year. NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE This southern gem has climbed on to almost everyone’s top cities to visit list in recent years. The so-called Music City truly has it all for visitors–great food, a live music scene that rivals the bigger cities, arts and culture and a beautiful outdoor landscape that invites activity. On top of all that, Nashville is highly acclaimed for  both its friendliness and affordability; so don’t delay planning a visit to this nearby destination. 30

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA Another gem in the Southeast is one of the most diverse cities in the country. New Orleans has a blend of influences that are reflected in its food, music, architecture, art and even its way of life. There are probably a thousand reasons to visit New Orleans, as it’s one of the most eccentric, vibrant cities in the world. But we’ll name just a few: Jazz Fest, Crawfish, Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, Café Du Monde, Live Jazz–the list is endless. If you are in the mood for a party, make sure you put New Orleans at the top of your travel list. AUSTIN, TEXAS You’ve all heard the slogan "Keep Austin Weird."  That sums French Quarter, New Orleans

up the counter culture reputation of one of the country’s fastest growing cities. It’s a college town and bubble of progressiveness in deep red-meat Texas that prides itself (among other things) as being the barbecue capital of the universe. But that’s not all there is to eat. Austin has some of the best restaurants and breweries around, so bring your appetite. And be sure to bring a love for live music because there is plenty of that, too. Add a little history and culture (The LBJ Presidential Museum is a must-visit) and you have the makings of a fun-filled long weekend. NEW YORK, NEW YORK No list of great American cities worth  visiting would be complete without  mention of the Big Apple. Tourists flock to NYC for so many different reasons, and it's hard to name them all. But whether you haven’t been in a while or you visit multiple times a year, there are always new things to do and see. The “city that never sleeps” has an experience for everyone.

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Make 2019 the year you see a new Broadway show, visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, bicycle around Central Park, eat in Chinatown, walk over the Brooklyn Bridge or just stand on a street corner and take it all in. If you want to take a quick trip to a special U.S. city, call Mann Travels at 800-343-MANN. The experienced travel advisors and American Airlines Vacations make weekends in these destinations easy to plan.

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Roni Fishkin is the Marketing Director of Mann Travels, which, with local ownership in Charlotte, has been serving travelers with personalized service for more than 40 years.

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with the purchase of a Bundtlet Charlotte 601 S Kings Dr • Charlotte, NC 28204 • (704) 909-4577 Matthews 1915 Matthews Township Pkwy • Matthews, NC 28105 • (704) 413-3221 Tega Cay 1143 Stonecrest Blvd, Suite 105 • Tega Cay, SC 29708 • (803) 547-0622 NothingBundtCakes.com

Expires 2/28/18. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Limit one free Bundtlet with the purchase of one Bundtlet per guest. Multiple free Bundtlets with purchase of multiple Bundtlets is not permitted. Valid only at the bakeries listed. No cash value. Coupon may not be reproduced, transferred or sold. Internet distribution strictly prohibited. Must be claimed in bakery during normal business hours. Not valid with any other offer.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019 McGlohon Theater in Spirit Square Doors open at 5:30 p.m. komencharlotte.org/laugh Your VIP seat is waiting! Get your tickets to Susan G. Komen Charlotte’ s 18th annual Laugh for the Cure. The hilarious comedy show and auction help fund breast cancer research and breast health services in Komen Charlotte’s 13-county service area. Hosted by WBTV’s Molly Grantham, this signature event will feature the comedy trio Country Cool and is presented by Parsec Financial Wealth Management. This ad made possible by South Charlotte Lifestyle Magazine.

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FEBRUARY

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soloprenuer and corporate profes-

THE WINEY GRAPES INDOOR WINE FESTIVAL

FRIGID TRAIL RACE AND PLUNGE

on the third Tuesday of each month

All American Pub

This mid-winter race is offered in

This year's Winey Grapes Indoor

both the 5K and 10K distances.

Wine Festival will feature 12 different

Both

tasting tables that have over 100

USNWC trail system and lead run-

wines from around the world. The day

ners right into the frosty waters of

of spectacular wine and unlimited

the Catawba River.

sionals who also happen to be fans of wine and spirits. The event is held beginning at 5:30 p.m.

U.S. National Whitewater Center

races

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start at $30. Visit wineygrapes.com for more information.

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14TH ANNUAL BOWLING FOR BABIES EVENT AMF Centennial Lanes

Join

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5TH ANNUAL BALLANTYNE BALL The Ballantyne Hotel

Ballantyne's annual ball offers an

tastings begins at 2 p.m. and lasts until 5 p.m. General admission tickets

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elegant and luxurious evening that

NBA ALL-STAR WEEKEND

ball will benefit  their  2019 benefi-

brings together our community for a good cause. Proceeds from the

Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC

ciary, The Relatives, who guide over

This weekend of events will bring

5,000 Charlotte youth and young

some of the NBA's best and most

adults out of crises and toward

notable

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basketball

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Charlotte for the NBA All-Star Game. The weekend will begin with

Charlotte

the NBA Celebrity Game and Rising

Benevolent Foundation as they work

Stars Challenge on February 15 and

together to improve the health of

finish with two NBA All-Star games

mothers and babies across the U.S.

on Feb. 16 and 17.

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CenterStage in NoDa

This live and silent art auction brings

Team registration is $125 (no more

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Alliance. Since its inception, Art With

2019 WINTER BEER FEST

showcase masterpieces from local

than six players) and open play single registration is $25.

leaders, artists, gallery owners and patrons to raise funds for Safe Heart has raised more than $1.8 mil-

C3-Lab

This

creative

environment

will

Lucky Dog Bark & Brew Charlotte

artists, fashion and lifestyle photog-

The annual Winter Beer Fest will

raphy, beauty, grooming, cosmetics,

feature 10 different local breweries

performance art and live entertain-

that will be handing out free sam-

ment. For more information visit

ples of their delicious, hand-crafted

www.cr8can.com.

lion for those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.

brews. Entry into the event is only $20 for three hours of unlimited beer samplings. Participating breweries include Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Catawba Brewing Co., Sycamore Brewery, Primal Brewery, Red Clay Ciderworks and more. 

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We are always accepting submissions

The Asbury - The Dunhill Hotel

in our Calendar section. Submissions

Grapes, Grains and Conversations is

are accepted via the Contact Us tab at

a professional networking group for

SouthCharlotteLifestylePubs.com.

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